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As the Arctic experiences increasingly drastic ice melt, a treasure trove of previously inaccessible resources—especially oil and natural gas—are exposed. From oil tankers to military bases, the Arctic has never before hosted so many warring interests . . . and the stakes have never been so high.
Twins Justine and Perry have left their home in Australia and embarked on the road trip of a lifetime in the Pacific Northwest. It's been a year since their dad lost his battle with cancer and Justine became the sole caregiver for her autistic brother, Perry. Now Perry has been accepted into an assisted-living residence in their hometown, Brisbane, Australia, but before he takes up residence, they're seeking to create the perfect memory. For Perry, the trip
A beautifully illustrated collection of seven influential art genres that have shaped the art world. The Art Collections is a visual celebration of prints, paintings, and sculptures from great photographers to extraordinary painters and illustrators. These large format, full-colour books provide a unique look at the rich variety of art created from centuries ago to the present day, reflecting an enduring culture and era. Each title in the Art Collections contains over one hundred museum quality
While many young people dream of a life of creativity in the arts, few have concrete ideas about what a career in a creative industry might look like in reality. This series brings readers inside their favourite creative fields including film, photography, painting, and music to truly understand the business-side of the art they love. The series allows readers to see the many opportunities for someone passionate about starting a creative career. Each title explores a different part of the art wo
In February 2011, artificial intelligent (AI) "smart machine" Watson won a million-dollar prize against two human contestants on Jeopardy. Since then, AI drones, cars, Packbots (rescue robots), and social robots have become realities. Space robots are on the horizon, and according to some AI researchers, the Singularity (smart machines that will reprogram themselves and download massive amounts of information from the Internet until they surpass human intelligence) is not far behind. Award-winni
Maddie and Ivan have been friends forever. They go to school together, surf, party, and hang out all the time. Ivan eats at Maddie's house almost every day. But all is not well in Ivan's world, and as control of his life slips farther away from him,Maddie agonises over her role in his life. Ivan fears the fallout if the people in his community discover what he's been hiding, but Maddie thinks telling his secret will help him. As Maddie struggles to figure out her own post-high-school path, she
Raphaelle's involvement with a Muslim boy is only slightly less controversial than her contribution to a student art show.
Matt, a white quarterback from Montreal, Quebec, flies to France (without his parents' permission) to play football and escape family pressure. Freeman, a black football player from San Antonio, Texas, is in Paris on a school trip when he hears about a team playing American football in a rough, low-income suburb called Villeneuve-La-Grande. Matt and Free join the Diables Rouges and make friends with the other players, who come from many different ethnic groups. Racial tension erupts into riots i
ôHelp me make it not happen, Kenny. Help me stop him.ö When Kenny Maxwell moves into his family's new yet falling apart Victorian home in 1977, he makes a shocking discovery in the carriage house. Buried inside the wall is a baby's mummified body wrapped in old newspaper, along with a handwritten plea for help. Soon after his gruesome finding, a beautiful girl named Luka introduces Kenny to the backward glass, a mirror that allows him to travel in time. Through it, he meets other ômirror kidsö f